County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County


FEBRUARY 12, 2023


Lois Evelyn (Reynolds/ Blevins) Clark of Lakeland, Florida returned to Heaven on Sunday February 12, 2023, at 3:11 p.m. Lois was the daughter of Elva Ertly Reynolds and Florence Cornelia (Flake) Reynolds, the eldest of five children.

She is survived by her sister Carol Ann Millmine (Reynolds) of Harrison, MI; her children: Amy Marie (Blevins) May (Ken) of Polk City, FL and Lonnie Alan Blevins (Kim)of Sterling, OH / step-children: Lynne Clark of Davenport, FL / Mark Clark of Harrison, MI / Judy (Clark) Hancock of Edmond, OK / Sandra (Clark) Heckert (David) of Harrison, MI.

Lois was also known as: Little Mom, Grandma, Nana and Nana Banana.

She was the proud grandmother /Nana of 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and even some great-great grandchildren!

Preceded in death by her husband Allen Stewart Clark, as well as siblings Betty Jean (Reynolds) Harrington (Jack), Harold Dean Reynolds (Paula) and Janet Mae (Reynolds) Aikins – Harden (Dennis – Dan) and grandchildren Sid ‘Sam’ Curns (Sandra Heckert) and Misty Weir (Lynne Clark).

Lois attended Eastern Michigan University pursuing her teaching degree, until she met Lonnie Lee Blevins and chose to become a wife and mother. She worked periodically over the years, but mainly was an at home mom, providing for the needs of her family.

After divorcing Lonnie, Lois moved north to Harrison Michigan, where she began working caring for adults with special needs. There, Lois met and became friends with Sandra Heckert, that friendship became a mother and daughter relationship when Sandy introduced her to Allen Clark. In time, Allen and Lois moved to Davenport Florida and Lois cleaned houses (a skill she was phenomenal in) until she landed the perfect role at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Lois worked at the Toy Tower, then World of Disney, and then finally at Thimbles and Thread at the Boardwalk. She was the epitome of Walt’s Cast Member, creating memories and relationships with her guests. Some of those connections even spilled out into her life outside of Disney.

Lois loved being with family, spending time with grandchildren and giving her family a blessed life. She made everyone’s life that much better just by being around them. She was a ray of light.

You couldn’t help but smile anytime you were near her. Lois made strangers feel like family around her. Lois not only saw the best in people, but she also brought out the best in them, too.

Her superpower was hugs. Lois could get a stranger to stop what they were doing and come hug her, even if they normally weren’t a hugger.

Lois is loved dearly and missed by all whose path she crossed.

Funeral services honoring Lois were Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. from Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel, 165 W. Oak St., Harrison. Visitation was on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Internment will be in Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Harrison on Saturday, February 25, 2023. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting for donations to be made to The Women & Youth Center (,) a program that helps families in need, that Lois supported over the years. To share an online memory or condolence with Lois's family, please visit;

Arrangements for Mrs. Clark are entrusted with Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel (989)539-7810.